Quartz is a type of mineral from the inorganic silicates group, available either in the form of large colorless, smoked or colored crystals, or in the form of microscopic translucent crystals. This is one of the most robust minerals found in nature. It does not stain, does not scrape or crack. It is not affected by heat nor cold, nor household chemicals. Quartz countertops are composed of more than 90% natural crystals to which are added a polymer resin and color pigments.
Quartz is known for its antibacterial properties, its durability and is waterproof; quartz countertops are scratch and heat resistant. Being non-porous, these counters do not require the application of a sealer and allow easy cleaning: in most cases, water and soap or mild detergents are sufficient to maintain their shine..